What's a good sculptable casting material?

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helix_3

Active Member
I want to make a mold of an object, cast an intermediate object that I can remix/ cut/ sculpt, then make a mold of the remixed item.

Two questions:
1) Is there a name for this kind of procedure?
2) What's the best material for the intermediate object?

Wax seems like it'd be great, because you could easily work with it, heat and bend, etc. However I wanted to get some input before I go out any buy anything.
 

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zorg

Master Member
I've seen folk use monster clay.

It can be heated to a slurry and you can get it in 3 different hardnesses.
 

zorg

Master Member
Thanks guys, I had no idea you could liquify Monster Clay! That's perfect.
A lot of folk use a microwave to heat it but it's not recommended. It ends up like a mcdonalds apple pie. With the center hotter than the sun.

A crock pot or the like has the best even uniformed results.
 

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Duncanator

Sr Member
I second Zorg's recommendation. Another clay that works well for the same application is Chavant Y2-Klay.

 

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